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Pacific in the Press | May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018


Quote of the Week

If we think about native species as species that evolved in a given habitat, then it’s hard to say what’s native to a novel ecosystem like the Delta.

-- Karrigan Bork, California WaterBlog, May 28, 2018

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"Why centrist Dianne Feinstein is moving so much to the left that she now opposes the death penalty," The Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2018: Political Sciences' Keith Smith was quoted in this story about Dianne Feinstein's shift to the left as California's population has moved even further left. Smith said Feinstein is "sort of on the edge of what's tolerable anymore for a Democrat." And, despite Feinstein having a healthy lead, a high number of state voters remain undecided. "It's something that long-serving members have to deal with," Smith told the Times. "How do you balance that and continue to represent them well, but continue to be who you are?" The story appeared in several other publications, including the Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia), The Virginian-Pilot, Bakersfield Californian, San Diego Union-Tribune, and several other publications and news aggregator websites.

"Why college graduation years later means so much to two Sacramento-area products," The Sacramento Bee, May 21, 2018: Alumnus Willie Tatum '91 was featured in this story about two Sacramento-area men who overcame challenges to earn their college degrees. Tatum was a student-athlete at Pacific when he was drafted in 1988 into the Red Sox minor-league system, where he played for eight years. But he left Pacific before he could complete his degree or participate in commencement. He later earned the degree, but wanted walk in commencement, which he did May 12.

"Merced DA: 'No conflict of interest' in drug case connected to family-owned apartment," The Modesto Bee, May 22, 2018: McGeorge's John Sims was quoted throughout this story on concerns of conflicts of interest on the part of Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II in a case involving drugs and guns found in a Merced apartment listed as being community property. Morse has rejected the calls to have the state attorney general take over the case. Sims said, "Certainly it would be preferable to have the attorney general supervising. ... District attorneys are really powerful. We need to have confidence in how things are being run." The story also appeared in The Sacramento Bee and the Merced Sun Star.

"Milk SFO terminal to debut in 2020," The Bay Area Reporter, April 19, 2018: The George Moscone Collection and Pacific's Holt-Atherton Special Collections were mentioned in this story about the naming of the Harvey Milk Terminal at the San Francisco International Airport. The story quoted from a letter Milk wrote to George Moscone about "how to expand the airport without spending a dollar." The letter, on Castro Village Association stationary, is in the collection on the Stockton Campus. An image of the letter was included in the online story.

"40 years ago, San Francisco adopted historic gay rights law," The Bay Area Reporter, April 12, 2018: The George Moscone Collection and Pacific's Holt-Atherton Special Collections were mentioned in this story on the 40th anniversary of then-Mayor George Moscone signing historic gay rights laws. The online story includes an image of a newspaper clipping from The Bay Area Reporter story on the signing of the ordinance with a photo of Moscone and Harvey Milk.

"The Billionaire's Crusade," The Marshall Project, May 22, 2018: McGeorge's Mariam El-menshawi commented in this story on billionaire Henry Nicholas III's multimillion dollar efforts to have the constitutions in every state changed in the name of victims' rights. She told the nonprofit journalism outlet that she supports the goals of the law named for Nicholas's murdered sister, but she and other victims' rights advocates feel the rights are not widely known enough or accessible enough for the average crime victim.

"Guest Species — What about the nonnative species we like?," California WaterBlog, May 28, 2018: Karrigan Bork, with a joint appointment at the McGeorge School of Law and Pacific's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, authored this piece on nonnative species, including "guest species" and the conflicts when it comes to managing wildlife breeds.

"Craft Beer Law Student Article: Megan McCauley," Craft Beer Law Prof blog, May 21, 2018: McGeorge's Dan Croxall in this entry wrote about "rock-star" McGeorge student Megan McCauley '19 and the paper she wrote. Croxall wrote of McCauley and the paper: "Megan has been a standout student in two of my classes — especially Craft Beer Law. What I find most interesting about her piece is the idea of creating a dispute resolution mechanism for Brewers Association members to lessen the potential for brewer-on-brewer litigation. It's a good read, and it provides a glimpse of what we are doing here at McGeorge in Craft Beer Law." A link to the blog was shared by LexBlog in its "Top 10 in Law Blogs: BDPR, Monkey Selfies, and Craft Beer."

"Napa Valley College hosting free symposium on elder abuse," Napa Valley Register, May 22, 2018: McGeorge's Melissa Brown, Elder and Health Law Clinic director, was mentioned in this story about an upcoming elder abuse awareness symposium.

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